Care Options for ALTCS Recipients

It’s is important for Arizona seniors to consider that applying for ALTCS is only the first step in getting senior care from the state of Arizona. Senior Planning will help you work through the different types of senior care options for ALTCS options. After you qualify for ALTCS, your task then becomes finding ALTCS accepting assisted living communities or ALTCS accepting residential care homes. Or you may decide to use your ALTCS funds to try to find an in home caregiver. Regardless, this could be a long, complex, and drawn out process as you wait for the dominos to fall, one by one.

Second Hand Smoke Leads to 42,000 deaths

How many Americans die from smoking without even lighting up a cigarette? More than 42,000 people a year, including 900 infants, according to a new, thorough analysis of secondhand smoke deaths by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

An Ounce of Prevention

Preventive measures, such as getting a yearly flu shot and getting screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, are also important for growing old gracefully.

Stay Limber

Daily stretching is important, Dyer said. Your muscles tend to shorten and stiffen when you aren’t active, but stretching activities such as yoga will improve your flexibility.

Amp Up your Fitness

If there’s one step you should take for improving your health and helping you steer clear of chronic disease, it’s exercise, experts say. And it really is never too late to start.

Never Too Late to Work Out

It’s never too late to start leading a healthier lifestyle. Even well into their 60s and 70s, adults can take action to reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.
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Self Harm Leads to Early Natural Death

People who intentionally hurt themselves are known to be at an increased risk of committing suicide, but a new study finds they are also more likely to die young from natural causes.